Re: [Videolib] DVD damage

Bonnie Brown (
Tue, 12 Apr 2005 22:47:45 -0400

I have. The drawer to my DVD player opened to load the disc and was
accidentally bumped. This threw the laser out of aligment so it wasn't
working at all at first but after a day or two, it seemed that the DVD
player had recovered since it resumed playing DVDs.

However, I noticed that about half hour into (maybe forty-five minutes)
the DVD, that the image would start to freeze up, jump around and that
kind of thing. But I assumed that it was a scratched DVD since I have
encountered that quite a bit as well. When taking a closer look at the
DVD, I noticed that there was a perfectly circular grooves impressed at
the center of the DVD. I only realized it for sure after this happened
with two DVDs in a row. Trial and error, I suppose. However, I have
since replaced the DVD player as I didn't want to take a chance that I
would ruin more DVDs. I felt bad enough that I had returned the DVD to
Tower Video citing a defective dvd when it was actually my own player.
Since then I have heard that it is somewhat common especially with older

-Bonnie Brown

----- Original Message -----
From: Liene Chaudhuri <>
Date: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 3:46 pm
Subject: [Videolib] DVD damage

> Hi -
> We are having a strange DVD problem in our library. DVDs are being
> returned with circular "scratches" or grooves about 1/4 or 1/2 inch
> from the center. They are perfect circles, not really scratches,
> and interfere with the playing of the DVD. Has anyone seen damage
> like this? Is it possible for a DVD player to damage a disc? Any
> answers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
> Liene
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> Valley Cottage Library
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> Valley Cottage, NY 10989
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